The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Java
Rank 20 21 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing Java 223 182 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.14% 6.35% 11.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 21.50% 18.76% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 93 202
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.79% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1037 970 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.19% 33.85% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 525 714
Average daily rate £325 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.28 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £21.25 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +2 74 £425 +13.33% 27
Manchester -12 65 £394 +5.00% 96
Lancashire +20 35 £409 - 7
Merseyside +11 23 £350 -31.70% 11
Cumbria -3 1 £475 +10.98%
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 105 (27.70%) Web Services
2 104 (27.44%) SQL
3 97 (25.59%) Oracle
4 95 (25.07%) JavaScript
5 91 (24.01%) Spring
6 87 (22.96%) Linux
7 85 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (21.90%) HTML
9 82 (21.64%) TDD
10 75 (19.79%) J2EE
11 72 (19.00%) XML
12 58 (15.30%) Python
12 58 (15.30%) Finance
13 57 (15.04%) C#
14 52 (13.72%) CSS
15 48 (12.66%) RESTful
15 48 (12.66%) BDD
16 47 (12.40%) Scala
16 47 (12.40%) Scrum
17 45 (11.87%) .NET
17 45 (11.87%) jQuery
18 43 (11.35%) C++
19 42 (11.08%) Hibernate
20 40 (10.55%) PHP
21 39 (10.29%) JMS
21 39 (10.29%) Open Source
21 39 (10.29%) Ruby
22 38 (10.03%) Security Cleared
22 38 (10.03%) NoSQL
23 37 (9.76%) Oracle Database

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (8.44%) WebSphere
2 31 (8.18%) Tomcat
3 18 (4.75%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.69%) Apache
4 14 (3.69%) Adobe CQ
5 9 (2.37%) Confluence
5 9 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.85%) Liferay
6 7 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.58%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.58%) nginx
7 6 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (1.58%) CICS
7 6 (1.58%) Jetty
7 6 (1.58%) CMS
7 6 (1.58%) AquaLogic
8 5 (1.32%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.32%) Escenic
9 4 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.11%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) CorelDRAW
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.69%) ResourceLink
2 5 (1.32%) SAP PM
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.26%) Tridion
5 1 (0.26%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.80%) SaaS
2 14 (3.69%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (1.58%) Route 53
4 6 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.58%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.06%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) IaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Taleo
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.33%) HTTP
2 13 (3.43%) DNS
3 9 (2.37%) Firewall
4 7 (1.85%) Internet
4 7 (1.85%) FTP
5 6 (1.58%) DHCP
6 5 (1.32%) WAN
6 5 (1.32%) LAN
7 4 (1.06%) AMQP
7 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.79%) SSL
8 3 (0.79%) LDAP
9 2 (0.53%) DMZ
10 1 (0.26%) DSL
10 1 (0.26%) DVB
10 1 (0.26%) ATM
10 1 (0.26%) SMS
10 1 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.03%) NoSQL
2 37 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 32 (8.44%) Relational Database
4 30 (7.92%) MySQL
5 26 (6.86%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.01%) RDBMS
7 16 (4.22%) Big Data
8 12 (3.17%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.90%) DB2
10 10 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (2.11%) InterSystems Cache
12 7 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.58%) CouchDB
13 6 (1.58%) Hazelcast
13 6 (1.58%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (1.32%) Couchbase
15 4 (1.06%) Redis
15 4 (1.06%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 37 (9.76%) Eclipse
2 27 (7.12%) JUnit
3 22 (5.80%) Maven
4 15 (3.96%) Jenkins
5 13 (3.43%) Subversion
5 13 (3.43%) Cucumber
5 13 (3.43%) JIRA
6 12 (3.17%) Selenium
7 9 (2.37%) Gradle
8 8 (2.11%) Hudson
8 8 (2.11%) Git (software)
9 7 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.85%) Ant
9 7 (1.85%) NetBeans
10 5 (1.32%) Mockito
11 4 (1.06%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.53%) Calabash
12 2 (0.53%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.26%) Xcode
General
1 58 (15.30%) Finance
2 15 (3.96%) Retail
3 11 (2.90%) Banking
4 10 (2.64%) Marketing
5 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.32%) Advertising
6 5 (1.32%) Back Office
6 5 (1.32%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 213 (56.20%) Developer
2 122 (32.19%) Java Developer
3 50 (13.19%) Architect
4 27 (7.12%) Senior Developer
5 21 (5.54%) Consultant
6 19 (5.01%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (5.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 17 (4.49%) Analyst
8 16 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (3.96%) Designer
10 14 (3.69%) Agile Coach
11 12 (3.17%) Oracle Developer
11 12 (3.17%) J2EE Developer
12 11 (2.90%) Programmer
12 11 (2.90%) Solutions Designer
12 11 (2.90%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.64%) Integration Architect
13 10 (2.64%) Web Developer
14 8 (2.11%) Tester
14 8 (2.11%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (27.70%) Web Services
2 91 (24.01%) Spring
3 83 (21.90%) HTML
4 75 (19.79%) J2EE
5 72 (19.00%) XML
6 52 (13.72%) CSS
7 48 (12.66%) RESTful
8 45 (11.87%) .NET
8 45 (11.87%) jQuery
9 42 (11.08%) Hibernate
10 39 (10.29%) JMS
11 31 (8.18%) EJB
12 30 (7.92%) JSF
12 30 (7.92%) Ajax
13 27 (7.12%) JSON
13 27 (7.12%) JSP
13 27 (7.12%) Struts
14 26 (6.86%) Middleware
14 26 (6.86%) HTML5
15 25 (6.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.29%) Open Source
2 18 (4.75%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.64%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.37%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.58%) Social Media
6 6 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.32%) Animation
7 5 (1.32%) PMI
8 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.06%) CMDB
9 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.79%) PDA
10 2 (0.53%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.53%) Replication
10 2 (0.53%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) GIS
10 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 87 (22.96%) Linux
2 31 (8.18%) Windows
3 23 (6.07%) UNIX
4 16 (4.22%) Android
5 15 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.17%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.64%) CentOS
8 7 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.85%) HPUX
9 6 (1.58%) Solaris
9 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.32%) AIX
11 2 (0.53%) Fedora
11 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.26%) VMS
12 1 (0.26%) zOS
12 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (22.43%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (21.64%) TDD
3 48 (12.66%) BDD
4 47 (12.40%) Scrum
5 33 (8.71%) OO
6 32 (8.44%) Unit Testing
7 31 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (8.18%) MVC
7 31 (8.18%) Software Engineering
8 23 (6.07%) E-Commerce
9 22 (5.80%) OOP
10 18 (4.75%) SOA
10 18 (4.75%) DevOps
11 16 (4.22%) Project Management
12 15 (3.96%) ETL
13 14 (3.69%) Configuration Management
13 14 (3.69%) Supplier Management
13 14 (3.69%) Waterfall
14 12 (3.17%) UML
14 12 (3.17%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 104 (27.44%) SQL
2 95 (25.07%) JavaScript
3 58 (15.30%) Python
4 57 (15.04%) C#
5 47 (12.40%) Scala
6 43 (11.35%) C++
7 40 (10.55%) PHP
8 39 (10.29%) Ruby
9 34 (8.97%) PL/SQL
10 19 (5.01%) Perl
10 19 (5.01%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.22%) VBA
12 12 (3.17%) C
13 7 (1.85%) XPath
13 7 (1.85%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.58%) XQuery
14 6 (1.58%) VB
14 6 (1.58%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.32%) Groovy
16 4 (1.06%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 38 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.71%) Degree
3 29 (7.65%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.11%) ISEB
5 5 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (1.32%) APMP
6 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.06%) PMP
7 3 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.53%) OCAJ
8 2 (0.53%) PhD
8 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.53%) OCP
8 2 (0.53%) OCA
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.75%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.79%) XenApp
3 2 (0.53%) GPFS
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (3.43%) Puppet
2 6 (1.58%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.79%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.53%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.53%) YUM
5 2 (0.53%) Foglight
5 2 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (0.53%) Nagios
5 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.26%) Ansible
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView
6 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 97 (25.59%) Oracle
2 31 (8.18%) IBM
3 27 (7.12%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.12%) SAP
4 26 (6.86%) JBoss
5 24 (6.33%) Red Hat
6 15 (3.96%) Dell
6 15 (3.96%) webMethods
7 14 (3.69%) Software AG
8 13 (3.43%) Adobe
9 12 (3.17%) TIBCO
10 10 (2.64%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.85%) VMware
11 7 (1.85%) Citrix
12 6 (1.58%) BEA
12 6 (1.58%) RightScale
12 6 (1.58%) FatWire
13 5 (1.32%) HP
13 5 (1.32%) Curam
13 5 (1.32%) Endeca
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